Frequently Asked Questions

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If you or a loved one have suffered from a personal injury accident, it is important to understand your legal rights and your options in filing a personal injury claim. The process can be overwhelming, complicated and daunting. Our premier team of personal injury accident specialists have 100 years of combined experience and have recovered over $100 million in settlements for our injured clients.

We understand the complexities and frustrations in dealing with insurance companies. Lean on us to navigate your case through the challenges and hassles of personal injury claims so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and moving forward with your life.

Each accident is unique and requires a thoughtful strategy to ensure maximum results to compensate for medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our solution-oriented approach is proactive and designed to provide outstanding personal injury representation.

Contact us immediately to discuss your case
Do Not Delay seeking justice for your injuries.

Delays can compromise the outcome of a personal injury claim and make it difficult to recover the maximum settlement possible. We understand that the first days after an accident are difficult and disorienting. Contact us to help shepard the process as quickly as possible.

We welcome your questions and the opportunity to discuss your case. The answers to some common questions are available on our site. Contact us with specific questions and to discuss the details of your personal injury case.

When should I contact a personal injury lawyer?

If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, do not delay seeking the advice and legal counsel from Kauffman & Associates -- experienced, trusted and reputable car crash attorneys. Make the call as soon as possible in order to avoid costly and unnecessary mistakes.

Clients who contact our car crash specialists immediately have the highest chance to obtain the maximum financial compensation for the medical costs and pain and suffering. Insurance companies consider delayed action a cover-up for minimized injuries, resulting in reduced final settlements.

Do not compromise your personal injury case by delaying your call to our accident specialists. Kauffman & Associates recommends that persons injured in car crashes take the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention from a licensed medical provider to address all injuries sustained from a car accident. Remember that the force of an automobile crash often result in lasting pain that can take the body a few days to absorb. Pain from auto accidents is real and should be addressed immediately.
  • Take photos of the accident and surrounding area. Jot down details of what you remember. Police reports and witness statements will provide additional facts and supporting details of the accident.
  • Avoid posting anything about your accident on social media. Insurance companies scour Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to obtain information that could be detrimental to your personal injury case.

Should I contact my insurance company?

Kauffman & Associates has over 100 years of combined experience dealing with insurance companies. We understand their methodology in assessing an auto accident and the strategies they use to determine liability and to minimize a personal injury settlement. We will protect your legal rights and ensure you avoid the common mistakes people make in speaking with insurance adjusters and insurance companies.

  • Do Not Speak with your insurance company about your car accident without representation from a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies use scripts when speaking with injured victims and try to lead the discussion in a way that is not in your best interests. This could result in reduced financial compensation.
  • Do Not Speak with the adjuster from the opposing insurance company. The adjusters are looking for ways to minimize your personal injury claim. The accident specialists at Kauffman & Associates have the expertise to speak directly with opposing insurance companies and can protect your legal rights and your personal injury case.

Can you help if I live in San Rafael and was injured in a car accident in San Francisco?

The experienced team at Kauffman & Associates has a wide network of support throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Many clients seek ongoing medical care from their primary care physicians regardless of where the car crash occurred. Any medical treatment required from a specialist can be done wherever is most convenient, that is close to home or to work if that is preferable.

Repairs to your car can also be done wherever you prefer. Select a reputable auto-body shop and schedule the repairs so that you can return to your normal life. Our personal injury experts can help determine if you are eligible for a rental car while waiting for repairs to your vehicle.

Do I have to go to court to settle my personal injury claim?

Many clients prefer to avoid the emotional distress of litigation. We understand this and are extremely successful in settling over 90% of personal injury claims prior to litigation.

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